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ERIC Number: EJ784221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Consultation in the Gifted-Education Arena: Old Wine in a New Skin
Worrell, Frank C.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v17 n4 p375-386 Dec 2007
In this commentary, I provide a brief overview of definitions and types of consultation, as well as a discussion of the distinction between consultation and collaboration. I then apply the information from this review to the four articles on consulting about gifted and talented students. Using Caplan's framework, I argue that these papers contain examples of both case and administrative consultations, and that the focus on students who are gifted and talented takes consultation from a preventative intervention to a promotive one, thus expanding the applicability of the process of consultation. However, it is important to remember that consultation as it is defined in the literature has certain specific features. Therefore, simply labeling oneself as a consultant does not necessarily mean that one is engaging in consultation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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